Tobin Bronze

Tobin Bronze

Tobin Bronze was a champion Australian thoroughbred racehorse who raced with great success during the 1960’s.

A chestnut son of Arctic Explorer from the Masthead mare Amarco he proved to be a crowd favourite due to his stunning good looks and winning 24 of his 44 Australian race starts.

His record in weight for age races was impeccable starting 16 times for 12 wins, 3 seconds and 1 third.

This did not preclude him from also winning many races under handicap conditions with quality races such as the 1967 VATC Caulfield Cup carrying 9st 10lb (61.5kg) as well as the AJC Doncaster Handicap with 9st 5lb (59.5kg) amongst his great wins.

Only the champion stayer Redcraze has ever carried more weight to victory in a Caulfield Cup.

After three seasons in Australia he was sold to American interests but not before winning his final race start in Australia the 1967 W.S. Cox Plate, much to the delight of the huge crowd that attended to bid him farewell.

He was moderately successful overseas where he won a further four times from 16 starts however he failed to properly adapt to the dirt tracks used in America.

Following a successful stud career he died in California at the age of 34 in 1996.

Race Record

60 starts - 28 wins, 10 seconds, 6 thirds

Prizemoney

A£89,586. US$63,145

Major Wins

Tobin Bronze won the following major races:

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